Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast & A Chance for Moms to Win Them

Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

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Here at Seacoast Moms Blog, we love providing the absolute best resources for local moms while supporting the businesses and brands that we adore. In honor of Mother’s Day month, we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite businesses to give you the Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast. 

Moms do the best kind of work: the snuggling, feeding, up-in-the-middle-of-the-night, teaching, disciplining, reading and so on. Showing the mothers in your life that you see them can mean the world. 

At the bottom of this page, you’ll see we are working hard to recognize special moms who go above and beyond — will you help us?

Pro Tip: Most of the moms we talk to (and we talk to a lot of moms), want to feel cherished. Clicking a “buy now” button online just doesn’t do it. Show the moms in your life that you’ve thought about them. Shop local, shop small and put some effort in so she knows you value her. If you pick something from this list, we promise you she won’t be disappointed! Plus, you’ll be supporting local businesses of the Seacoast and that is ALWAYS a good thing. 

Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

Bare Waxing Boutique is THE place for all of your skincare and waxing needs. From lash extensions to Brazilian waxes, deep tissue massage to facials, owner Jillian covers all the bases for the ones in your life that deserve to be pampered. With over a decade in experience, you are sure to be thrilled with any service performed. Not only are the services amazing at BARE, there is also an upscale retail boutique full of high end candles, skincare and gifts.

Take advantage of the 24/7 online booking to schedule something for a mom you love: we suggest a wax or a facial. Treat her to some serious beauty care!

Bare Launches their Botox Lounge on May 20th, partnering with two local physicians!

801 Islington Street
Portsmouth NH 03801
603.229.8597 call OR text

Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast
Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

Blue Oasis Spalon consists of a team of hair stylists well experienced in color, cut, and styling; a team of Estheticians that offer facials, chemical peels, eyelash extensions, waxing, IPL treatments, Diamond microdermabrasion, and tinting; a massage therapist that offers Swedish/Deep tissue massage, Lymphatic drainage, hot stone massage and pregnancy massage; and last but not least, a wedding team of hair stylists and makeup artists that offer on location services. 

Choose from a variety of services and gift the mom in your life a day of relaxation, pampering and beauty. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with anything from here!

117 Walnut Street
Rochester NH 03867

Best gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

cake is a vegan bakery located in Dover, NH. Owner Deb Simmons creates incredible custom cakes, cupcakes and mini cupcakes to satisfy any sweet tooth, vegan or not! These gorgeous creations are wonderfully festive — a beautiful way to show a mom you love that you think she’s amazing! Choose from a variety of flavors and work with Deb to make something one-of-a-kind. In addition to producing cakes that everyone will love, Deb is also comfortable working with allergies: think of her for your next gluten-free, peanut-free, dairy-free bash! Order by email, Facebook or Instagram message. 

1 Washington Street, #1115
Dover NH 03820

At First Impression Day Spa, the sole intent is to help you look and feel your best. They celebrate each client’s individuality and authentic beauty. The dedicated staff is passionate about learning. Through advanced continual education, these professionals are able to bring you the most up-to-date products, services and techniques.

We suggest treating a mom in your life to a facial or pedicure– help her feel pampered! Go the extra mile and actually schedule it for her, arranging childcare if necessary. 



120 Lafayette Rd.
North Hampton NH 03862

Inside Out carries all the latest styles in men’s and women’s designer clothes and fashion to keep you comfortable and seriously stylish. You’ll find a variety of men’s and women’s designer denim, plus a whole lot of top-name brands in footwear, jewelry, and more! They also offer goodies for the kids (babies, too!), pet treats and toys for the companions in our lives, and a variety of travel accessories for all of life’s adventures. 

But let’s talk moms! There is so much here any mom would love that it’s hard to pick! We suggest a gift card so that special mom in your life can pick. They’ve got everything from Ugg robes to designer denim. Or, go a different direction with some of their amazing cocktail essentials. 

46 Market Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2020

By integrating ancient knowledge about plants and beauty with modern scientific theories of total wellness, Solari, an Aveda Lifestyle™ Spa, is designed to enhance each client’s image and outlook, restoring balance to mind and body. They have a passion for service, as well as Aveda’s philosophy of beauty, wellness and care for the environment.

Any mom would love a facial or pedicure from Solari! What a great way to encourage the moms in your life to practice self-care!

20 Market St.
Portsmouth NH 03801

Best Gifts for Moms on the seacoast
Best Gifts for Moms on the Seacoast

LANEY & LU, an inspired eatery located in historic downtown Exeter, is the place to enjoy amazing, mindfully prepared food from scratch matched with an incredible experience. LANEY & LU works with nearly 20 farmers and merchants throughout New England to source locally whenever possible and positively impact local eco-systems. They take sourcing the best ingredients from the Earth very seriously. Utilizing compostable to-go packaging, they are committed to being ‘zero waste’ and making a meaningful and sustainable difference. Their menu includes crafted coffee and tea, transformational lattes, smoothies and smoothie bowls, gourmet toasts and egg sandwiches, vibrant salads, warm grain bowls, and superfood donuts and treats. They’ve got a kids’ menu, too! Save time by ordering online and pick up at their convenient window … or call for curbside delivery. Send the mom in your life out for lunch at LANEY & LU with friends and she’ll come back nourished in more ways than one.


26 Water Street
Exeter NH 03833

2019 Seacoast Moms Nom-A-Mom Winners

Nancy Slater has a flair for fashion, an affinity for people, a love for family and a passion for life. After witnessing multiple family members receive the devastating diagnosis of skin cancer, Nancy made it her mission to find a safe and healthy alternative to achieving the perfect glow. The natural spray tanning formula she discovered, applied by an experienced and certified clinician, provided her with the results she always wanted, and inspired her to launch her own spray tanning business. Nancy believes that you should never compromise your health for beautiful, natural looking color. What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your body.

After conducting extensive research she discovered a premium water based, formula with the highest quality Eco-Cert DHA, infused with organic and natural ingredients. 

Nancy’s sunless tanning studio enables people to achieve a healthy glow, without the damaging and potentially deadly UV rays the sun and tanning beds deliver. With Let’s Glow, Nancy is helping people feel, beautiful and confident, without compromising one’s health.  When you look good, you feel even better.

Let’s Glow Sunless Tanning is a custom organic spray tanning boutique where you can tan year round without exposure to damaging UV rays or toxic chemicals. All tans are applied by hand in under 15 minutes, for an even, contoured and flawless application.

Treat a mom you love to a sunless glow and she’ll feel like she’s glowing from the inside out!

59 Deer Street, 2B
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Best gifts for moms on the seacoast

MUSE is an eclectic lifestyle boutique offering a large selection of Free People clothing, handcrafted niche furniture, home decor and fun unique gifts. Mom of two, Nikki Hotaling, opened the shop in 2018 and enjoys choosing unique and beautiful pieces to sell. 

We recommend stopping in the 3,700 square foot space at the Portsmouth Green and having a look around yourself. You’ll be sure to find something the mom in your live is sure to love. And we won’t judge you if you pick up something for yourself while you’re there.  

2454 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth Green
Portsmouth NH 03801

2019 Seacoast Moms Nom-A-Mom Winners

Sophia Loren said, “Beauty is how you feel on the inside, and it reflects in your eyes.” Mallory Parkington’s approach to female portraiture is unparalleled on the Seacoast. Her Covergirl team includes professional hairstylist Francesca Silverstein and makeup artist Nick Edes. Treat a mom in your life to a full-on glam session with incredible photographs that will last forever. This is a unique experience that every mom deserves. Moms don’t always (or often!) feel beautiful and Mallory can help change that. 

If you’re booking now through May 12th, use the code MOTHER to get $200 a Covergirl session!

110 Brewery Lane
Portsmouth NH 03801

Pretty Poppy is a destination for affordably priced jewelry, handbags, apparel, baby, sunglasses, and more. They have gifts for every stage of life and every person in your life. They also monogram in house — available on many of their items.

Curate a personalized gift (or set of gifts!) for a mom in your life here and impress her with your thoughtfulness. We recommend buying one of their gorgeous bags and filling it with a fun wine glass, a necklace and maybe even some Beekman Skincare!

47 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Best gifts for moms on the Seacoast

This chic salon offers everything you need to look and feel your best. Whether it’s a cut, color, conditioning treatment, blowout, hair extensions, makeup application, or brow wax, the stylists at Studio 59 leverage their years of experience to deliver exceptional quality. 

Moms often put themselves last and this can mean it’s hard for them to find the time to get a hair cut! Be the reason the mom in your life takes some “me” time and get schedule her a cut and blowout today! She will be grateful for your thoughtfulness!

59 Deer Street, Unit 2B
Portsmouth NH 03801

Best gifts for moms on the seacoast
Thrive is the Seacoast of New Hampshire’s premier women’s fitness center. Founded in 2006, Thrive provides a safe and supportive workout environment for women of all ages to get and stay healthy, and meet their highest fitness goals.
We love that Thrive offers childcare, 60+ classes, great equipment and perks like an infrared sauna, hydromassage and a massage therapist!  
If there’s a mom in your life who needs some time to herself, look no further than Thrive! Purchase a membership for her and sweeten the deal with a massage! You can’t go wrong, trust us.

75 Portsmouth Avenue
Exeter NH 03833

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  1. My good friend Rae Beth knows the value of self care and not pouring from an empty cup. I’ll nominate her because she deserves some pampering!

  2. I’d like to nominate my mom Caren Isabelle. When I gave birth a year ago to my beautiful baby girl Gianna on May 12, 2018 she has been with me every step of the way. Being a single mom is so hard, and some days seem impossible to get through but my mom has always been there to help wether it’s feeding her, changing a diaper, taking her into her room for the night, or giving her a bath- all of love and endless efforts of lending a hand deserves all the recognition in the world! I don’t know what I would do without her- she’s my best friend, an amazing mom and the best grandmother I could ever want for my daughter! We love you to the moon and back mom ❤️

  3. I nominate Siobhan Coellner. Her husband passed away nearly 10 years ago and she has been the one and only provider and parent for her family. Truly deserving of pampering!

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